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Date Sent: 2008-05-21
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Wednesday, May 21, 2008
 
White House denies Iran attack report -- Houses for $10,000 -- AZ Governor extorts bribe

US Holding 27,000 in Secret Overseas Prisons -- House passes bill to sue OPEC over oil prices -- 9/11 truth groups dissect Rumsfeld's 'another attack' quip -- W. House ignored FBI concerns on prisoner abuse -- Clinton Wins Big in Kentucky... -- Senate panel passes housing bailout -- NV GOP Rejects Turnkey Convention Offer -- Spain to run America's 1st superhighway? -- Sen. Kennedy has malignant brain tumor -- Freedom Ends Where the Smoke Nazis Rule -- Following the Barr Money Trail -- Another scandal-hit lawmaker won't seek re-election -- U.K. to Create a Super Database of All Phone Calls and E-Mail -- McCain Uses POW Days to Repel Attacks, Court Votes -- UK Cops Bust Teen For Calling Scientology a Cult -- Google holds firm against Lieberman’s call to take down Islamist videos -- Not-So-Safe-Deposit Boxes: States Seize Citizens' Property to Balance Their Budgets Long-term oil futures prices to almost $140 a barrel; Robot digger set to land Sunday at Martian pole
 

NY police charge seven officers in groom shooting News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
NY police charge seven officers in groom shooting
5-20-2008  •  Reuters 
Seven New York police officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man on his wedding night are facing internal disciplinary action, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US Holding 27,000 in Secret Overseas Prisons News Link  •  Torture
US Holding 27,000 in Secret Overseas Prisons
5-20-2008  •  Democracy NOW! 
"There is a huge number of [secret prisoners] being held in Iraq, and one of the intriguing aspects of this that doesn’t get much reporting is that the US is bringing people into Iraq from elsewhere to hold them there, simply because that keeps  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Just Because You’re Paranoid, Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Out to Get You News Link  •  Bush Administration
Just Because You’re Paranoid, Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t Out to Get You
5-20-2008  •  Antiwar blog 
Radar magazine has a detailed discussion of some of the nefarious Continuency of Government programs that have been created and expanded post-9/11. The issues of privacy and civil liberties erosion are never more germane.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
House passes bill to sue OPEC over oil prices News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
House passes bill to sue OPEC over oil prices
5-20-2008  •  Reuters 
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation on Tuesday allowing the Justice Department to sue OPEC members for limiting oil supplies and working together to set crude prices, but the White House threatened to veto the measure.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The Fourth Estate Fails Again<br>by Philip Giraldi News Link  •  Iran
The Fourth Estate Fails Again
by Philip Giraldi

5-20-2008  •  Antiwar 
Eleven days ago I wrote an item for The American Conservative blog that asserted that the U.S. National Security Council had decided to proceed with plans to attack Iran in light of Tehran's reported interference in Iraq and in Lebanon.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Dear Admiral Fallon<br>by Ray McGovern News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Dear Admiral Fallon
by Ray McGovern

5-20-2008  •  Antiwar 
Our oath has no expiration date. While you are acutely aware of the dangers of attacking Iran, you seem to be allowing an inbred reluctance to challenge the commander in chief to trump that oath, and to prevent you from letting the American people kn  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The Economy: Another Casualty of War<br>by Rep. Ron Paul News Link  •  Eugenics
The Economy: Another Casualty of War
by Rep. Ron Paul

5-20-2008  •  AntiWar 
This week, as the American economy continued to suffer the effects of big government, the House attempted to pass two multi-billion dollar "emergency" spending bills, one for continued spending on the war in Iraq , and one increasing spendi  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
McCain’s New Iran Gaffe: If The ‘Average American’ Thinks Ahmadinejad Is In Control Of Iran News Link  •  Eugenics
McCain’s New Iran Gaffe: If The ‘Average American’ Thinks Ahmadinejad Is In Control Of Iran
5-20-2008  •  Think Progress 
Duss adds, “Focusing on the rants of Iran’s mercurial president enables McCain and other war hawks to create the impression that Iran is an implacable enemy, with whom negotiation would be pointless.”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
9/11 truth groups dissect Rumsfeld's 'another attack' quip News Link  •  Conspiracies
9/11 truth groups dissect Rumsfeld's 'another attack' quip
5-20-2008  •  RawStory 
A newly-revealed speech delivered by former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld before an audience of Pentagon-sponsored military analysts in December 2006 is providing ample grist for 9/11 conspiracy theorists. An audio recording  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
John McCain's Rapid-Fire Responders News Link  •  Eugenics
John McCain's Rapid-Fire Responders
5-20-2008  •  Washington Post 
When Newsweek ran a story last week on how John McCain and his allies may attack Barack Obama in the fall, the Arizona senator's top adviser fired off a letter calling the article "offensive" and "scurrilous" -- and threatened  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
W. House ignored FBI concerns on prisoner abuse -probe News Link  •  Torture
W. House ignored FBI concerns on prisoner abuse -probe
5-20-2008  •  Reuters 
The National Security Council was headed then by President George W. Bush and included Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, now secretary of state.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Clinton Wins Big in Kentucky... News Link  •  Eugenics
Clinton Wins Big in Kentucky...
05-20-2008  •  ABC 
Clinton told supporters that it was not pledged delegates, but the popular vote that would sway the votes of the superdelegates needed by both candidates to sew up the nomination. (think it might still be Hillary?... I do, from the beginning)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
White House denies Iran attack report News Link  •  Iran
White House denies Iran attack report
5-20-2008  •  Jerusalem Post 
The White House on Tuesday flatly denied an Army Radio report that claimed US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term. It said that while the military option had not been taken off the table, the administration pref  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Senate panel passes housing bailout News Link  •  Housing
Senate panel passes housing bailout
5-20-2008  •  Reuters 
Lenders who agree to erase a large share of the original loan amount could win a government guarantee on future mortgage payments. The bill would create a stronger regulator for mortgage-finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Another scandal-hit lawmaker won't seek re-election News Link  •  Corruption
Another scandal-hit lawmaker won't seek re-election
5-20-2008  •  Reuters 
U.S. Rep. Vito Fossella of New York, under pressure from fellow Republicans to step aside after two headline-grabbing scandals, announced on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
McCain Uses POW Days to Repel Attacks, Court Votes News Link  •  Eugenics
McCain Uses POW Days to Repel Attacks, Court Votes
5-20-2008  •  Bloomberg 
Whether he's deflecting criticism over his health-care plan or mocking a tribute to the Woodstock music festival, Senator John McCain has a trump card: the Hanoi Hilton.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Robot digger set to land Sunday at Martian pole News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Robot digger set to land Sunday at Martian pole
5-20-2008  •  AP 
Like a miner prospecting for gold, NASA hopes its latest robot to Mars hits pay dirt when it lands Sunday near the red planet's north pole to conduct a 90-day digging mission. The three-legged Phoenix Mars lander fitted with a backhoe arm is zero  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
NV GOP Rejects Turnkey Convention Offer News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
NV GOP Rejects Turnkey Convention Offer
5-20-2008  •  sfgate 
Ron Paul advocates say a Reno hotel-casino room big enough for nearly 1,400 Nevada Republicans is available June 7 for completion of a state GOP convention that ended in chaos April 26, but a party official says that won't work.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Brock Lorber
Spain to run America's 1st superhighway? News Link  •  Transportation
Spain to run America's 1st superhighway?
5/20/08  •  www.wnd.com 
$12.8 billion deal would turn over control of Pennsylvania Turnpike. Stretching through the rural countryside with limited access and no speed limit in 1940, the Pennsylvania Turnpike was built to resemble Germany's autobahn. Now thanks to a $12.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Morpheus Titania
Sen. Kennedy has malignant brain tumor News Link  •  God, Government and other assorted myths....
Sen. Kennedy has malignant brain tumor
5-20-2008  •  Reuters 
"Preliminary results from a biopsy of the brain identified the cause of the seizure as a malignant glioma in the left parietal lobe. The usual course of treatment includes combinations of various forms of radiation and chemotherapy," the st  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Vote Buying in LP Race
News Link  •  Eugenics
Vote Buying in LP Race
05-20-2008  •  Paid for by Christine Smith for President 
I have received a disturbing report of delegate vote buying by one of my political opponents who is also seeking the LP presidential nomination.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Christine Smith
Following the Barr Money Trail News Link  •  Eugenics
Following the Barr Money Trail
05/20/2008  •  Atlanta Constitution-Journal 
The Atlanta Constitution-Journal studied LP Presidential candidate Bob Barr's fundraising. As it turns out he has raised money for a number of conservative political candidates of which on 5% went to them and the rest to Barr's Leadership Fun  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Mike Renzulli
The View co-host brings up Prescott Bush's Nazi ties News Link  •  Bush Administration
The View co-host brings up Prescott Bush's Nazi ties
05-20-2008  •  RawStory.com 
When host Whoopi Goldberg raised the issue of George W. Bush's comparing anyone who wants to talk to Iran or Syria with the appeasers of Nazi Germany on Monday's edition of ABC's The View, the panel erupted into furious debate.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Senior Editor of FreedomsPhoenix endorses Mary Ruwart News Link  •  Eugenics
Senior Editor of FreedomsPhoenix endorses Mary Ruwart
05-20-2008  •  Powell Gammill 
Powell Gammill is a long time libertarian activist and candidate. He's made his choice.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Nanny State: Personal Freedom Ends Where the Smoke Nazis Rule News Link  •  Police State
Nanny State: Personal Freedom Ends Where the Smoke Nazis Rule
05-19-2008  •  Mondoreb 
Bars and taverns in WV started posting CAUTION signs on their entry doors, warning patrons of the dangers of second-hand smoke.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
PC Run Amok: UK Cops Bust Teen For Calling Scientology a Cult News Link  •  World News
PC Run Amok: UK Cops Bust Teen For Calling Scientology a Cult
05-19-2008  •  Ginn 
If there's any doubt that the enforcement of political correctness in the U.K. is turning ordinary citizens into criminals, a 15-yr-old youth was issued a criminal summons after he had written on a sign that Scientology was a cult.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Vaccines……..How to create disease and genocide News Link  •  Healthcare Industry
Vaccines……..How to create disease and genocide
05-20-2008  •  Marti Oakley 
HIV/AIDS was developed with funding and direction under the US Special Viruses Programs that operated under that name from 1948-78. Of course now the program name has been changed to protect the project.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Barbara Peterson
U.K. to Create a Super Database of All Phone Calls and E-Mail News Link  •  Police State
U.K. to Create a Super Database of All Phone Calls and E-Mail
5-20-08  •  news.BBC.co.uk 
"While the public is "sleepwalking" into a surveillance society, the government seems to have its eyes wide open although, unfortunately, to everything except security," said Jamie Cowper, data protection expert at data protection  Read Full Story
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What Happens After Obama Claims a Majority of Pledged Delegates Tonight? News Link  •  Eugenics
What Happens After Obama Claims a Majority of Pledged Delegates Tonight?
05-20-2008  •  blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch 
Such an achievement does not constitute winning the Dem. nomination, which will require 2,026 total delegates. The actual number of delegates needed to win is 2,210 (don't forget over 800 Superdelegates... a system created for the likes of Hil  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Google holds firm against Lieberman’s call to take down Islamist videos News Link  •  Police State
Google holds firm against Lieberman’s call to take down Islamist videos
05-20-2008  •  government.zdnet.com 
Sen. Joe Lieberman wants Google to take down terrorist videos from YouTube. In a letter to Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Lieberman wrote:  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Some Democrats Want Obama-Clinton ‘Dream Ticket’ News Link  •  Eugenics
Some Democrats Want Obama-Clinton ‘Dream Ticket’
05-20-2008  •  www.voanews.com 
(Hillary _will_ be President,... one way or another :) Obama has drawn support from younger voters and African-Americans. He could benefit from Clinton's appeal to women, seniors and white working class voters.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Oregon, Kentucky Primaries Latest to Shape Race News Link  •  Eugenics
Oregon, Kentucky Primaries Latest to Shape Race
05-20-2008  •  ABC 
Clinton vowed there was "no way that this is going to end anytime soon" as she campaigned Monday across Kentucky, a state she was expected to win.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Not-So-Safe-Deposit Boxes: States Seize Citizens' Property to Balance Their Budgets News Link  •  Police State
Not-So-Safe-Deposit Boxes: States Seize Citizens' Property to Balance Their Budgets
05-20-2008  •  ABC 
It's not just safe-deposit boxes. A British man went to retire and discovered the $4 million in U.S. stock he had been counting on had been seized and sold for $200,000 years earlier  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Houses for $10,000<br>by Gary North News Link  •  Housing
Houses for $10,000
by Gary North

5-20-2008  •  LewRockwell 
You read that right. You can buy a house in Atlanta for $10,000.

That's if you're a high roller. How about one for $5,900?  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Immigration: Politically Correct Scam Job Opinion  •  Immigration
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Immigration: Politically Correct Scam Job
5-20-2008
Frosty Wooldridge
   Talking to the average American allows true expression of frustration over the loss of the rule of law in this country as to unending, massive and relentless immigration. Here is a man who speaks what's on your mind.
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AZ Governor extorts bribe; Newspaper of record covers up News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
AZ Governor extorts bribe; Newspaper of record covers up
5-19-2008  •  Espresso Pundit (h/t Charles Goyette) 
Gov. Janet Napolitano eliminated key elements of a major transportation initiative this week, agreeing not to tax homebuilders in exchange for their support and $100,000 to kick-start the campaign.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ron Paul in Phoenix-Home of the R3VOLution, Thursday, May 22 Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
Ron Paul in Phoenix-Home of the R3VOLution, Thursday, May 22
Powell Gammill
   Come on out and meet the man.
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